Last Sunday May 27, 2012, the crown for Miss Philippines Earth 2012 went to second time contestant, Miss Quezon City, Stephany Dianne Stefanowitz at the Center Stage of SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.
The 22-year-old Filipina-German freelance model, designer, host, and singer bested 46 other contestants for the chance to represent the Philippines at the Miss Earth 2012 pageant, which will be held in Indonesia in October.
Stefanowitz, a De La Salle College of St. Benilde Fashion Design and Merchandising graduate, competed for the same crown in 2010, where she placed in the top 10 when she represented Butuan City.
Stefanowitz was crowned Sunday by last year’s winner, Athena Mae Imperial. She also got the Best in Evening Gown award.
As winner of Miss Philippines Earth 2012, Stephany will serve as ambassador to environmental protection campaigns in the country.
When asked about her environmental advocacy, she said the year 2012 I believe, is a time for positive change. It's time to put our foot down when it comes to conserving and preserving our natural resources. I will stand as a strong leader and role model to educate, inform and spread awareness, not only for ourselves but also, of course, for the future generations.
Other winners at Sunday’s pageant include:
- Miss Philippines Air 2012: Glennifer Perido (Tabuk City)
- Miss Philippines Water 2012: Samantha Purvor (San Juan City)
- Miss Philippines Fire 2012: Thoreen Halvorsen (Puerto Princesa City)
- Miss Philippines Eco-Tourism 2012: Candice Ramos (Vigan City)